Runt the Hunted – Daniel Schwabauer
Book II in the Legends of Tira-Nor series, published by AMG Publishers
Soft cover / paperback edition
The underground mouse-city of Tira-Nor is threatened by the cunning rat warrior Kreeg and his band of cut-throats. Only JaRed son of ReDemec, “Runt,” recognizes the danger to their woodland realm. But JaRed has been driven into exile by the city’s mad king, and his former friends are ordered to kill him on sight. How can one mouse make a difference against such terrible odds?
Beset by enemies in a strange and lonely world, rejected and betrayed by the very mice he once saved, JaRed is about to discover the hard truth about himself. And it may cost him his life.
From Heartland Reviews:
“This children’s fantasy sequel to Runt the Brave is a stand-alone story of “Runt” (JaRed, the small mouse), and his tribulations with the unjust, mad King SoSheth of the mouse colony Tira-Nor. Runt must somehow stay alive while foiling an overwhelming attack by evil rats. For readers of the Old Testament, you will recognize many arch-type parallels with the David and Saul story.
The author has the uncanny ability to turn animal characters into human-like roles. He compares very favorably with Jacques’ Redwall series. This is a perfect book for reluctant readers and can be read at multiple levels. We rated it a high five hearts.”